Friday, August 22, 2014

ALS - Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket challenge bugs me a little.
just a little...

What it's supposed to be is a way to both raise money for research and raise awareness to the cause.
It's done a good job of doing both.
That's not what bugs me.

What bugs me are the people who do the Ice Bucket Challenge wrong. 
Like not mentioning ALS or not mentioning where they can donate/find out more info. 

Pretty much just dumping cold water on their heads for the sake of following a trend. 
People doing it for the sake of attracting attention to themselves... that bugs me.

I've seen so many videos from people just dumping cold water on their heads and calling out three more people.
No mention of the cause, no call to action... nothing.

Also, while we're on the topic of doing The Ice Bucket Challenge wrong, can we make sure there's ice in your buckets.
I've seen people just pour water on their heads. Just plain (probably room temperature) water.
That's cheating. 

That being said, I haven't been called out yet.
People must realize that I'm so cool the low temperature of the water will have no affect on me.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My Thoughts on TMNT 2014

I reluctantly saw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie...

I was expecting it to be totally awful... It wasn't TOTALLY awful.
But it was kind of awful...

The Turtles themselves were great...the movie surrounding them...not so great...
It was filled with plot holes, and reasons to keep Megan O'Neil around...

with that being said...typed?...

I wasn't the worst thing in the world...
Sure, it wasn't a cinematic masterpiece but it had its moments where I truly enjoyed it.

It added some elements that hadn't really been seen in other incarnations of the turtles.

and the Turtles (aside from looking like nightmare fuel) were REALLY enjoyable to watch.
They felt like the Ninja Turtles I know and love...

... then there's the Michael Bay Factor....

I had been on a "Baycott' for a while before actually seeing the movie...
Even though he only produced it... it was still a Michael Bay movie...
explosions... bad acting... cheesy jokes... attractive women for the sake of having an attractive woman... it was all there.

Watching it, it kind of felt like a Transformers Movie *cough**cough*Shredder*cough**cough*

The movie also focused too much on the human characters...
it's a Ninja Turtles Movie... they should be front and center for at least 90% of the movie.

I'm actually considering watching the already announced sequel...
no promises though...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mr. Robin Willams...

I've been very hesitant to write about this.
Everyone is doing it and I don't want it to look like I'm doing it for the sake of following a trend...
on the other hand I want to talk about it and talking about anything else would just feel wrong...

So here it goes.

Robin Williams...

Up until recently I've never lived in a world without Robin Williams.
He had always been around. I would've never been able to imagine a world without him.
and to be honest... I still can't.
I'm having a hard time believing it.
This person who brought me so much happiness and laughter...
Someone who helped mold my sense of humor and personality...
Someone who taught me that being a big kid, a goof ball was okay.
I can be myself... he taught me that.
Although I never met him, I feel like I knew him.
A hero of mine, someone I looked up to...

But he was a husband and a father before being an entertainer...
so to his family, I want to give my condolences.

Both Robin Williams and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.

To Robin Williams.

Thank you for the laughter.
Thank you for the many stories.
Thank you for the lessons.
Thank you for everything.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Thoughts on the New Power Rangers Movie

As some of you may (or may not) have heard, there is a new Power Rangers movie in the works.
The movie is being developed by Saban and Lionsgate.

This scares me.
Whenever Hollywood decides to make an movie adaptation of something I grew up with, the results are usually less than stellar.

The adaptation of The Power Rangers is supposed to have a much darker tone.
How they're going to manage making a bunch of "teenagers" in colorful spandex "dark" is beyond me.

They said that this movie will reboot the franchise.
I'm not sure if they're planning to have the same characters just played by different actors, or they're going with a new set of characters entirely.
I'd prefer the latter.

I'd prefer that this takes place in an "alternate universe".
This will give writers more creative freedom, which will hopefully translate to a much better movie.

I really hope that they don't decide to bring back the original actors to reprise their roles.

The worst thing they can do is have Jason David Frank come back as Tommy Oliver and have him lead the new team.
What will probably happen then is the Power Rangers will be in danger, they will close to being defeated, and Tommy will come in to save the day.

Cameos would be nice, but no more than that. Let the new team stand or fall on its own.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Why I Left The Vlog Projects

That's right.
I left The Vlog Projects.
It might have been obvious that I left since there hasn't been a TVP video from me in a few weeks.
It wasn't an easy decision. Far from it. It was an extremely tough decision, but it's one I felt I had to make.
When I was contemplating the decision, I kept giving myself reasons to stay, but I just couldn't get myself to stay.

Every week I had less and less time to make videos.
Sure, I could give myself 10 minutes a week to simply record and upload, but I wanted to be able to properly think my videos through, edit them the way I'd like.
With the limited time I have, That's pretty much impossible.

I didn't feel it was fair to the other members that I couldn't live up to the expectation I set up for myself.
There were several videos towards the end of my time with TVP that I wasn't very proud of.
The quality of my videos declined in several areas. The decline continued with almost every video that followed, and I wasn't happy about it.

I was making videos simply for the sake of having a video up.
It was no longer a "Quality over Quantity" mentality for me.
I had agreed to upload a video every week, and I didn't want to break that agreement.

I'm proud of posting 31 videos through the span of 33 weeks, but all good things must come to an end.

I made some great friends during the project, and I couldn't be prouder of that fact.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014